Guard Williams signs five-year, $25 million deal to return to 76ers

Updated: August 4, 2008, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The 76ers re-signed guard Louis Williams on Monday, keeping a key member of Philadelphia's first playoff team in three years.

Louis Williams

Williams

The deal was reportedly worth more than $25 million over five years.

Williams, who was a restricted free agent, averaged 11.5 points in 23 minutes per game last season.

The 21-year-old Williams was selected out of high school with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft. He's averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 assists and 1.5 rebounds in his first three seasons.

Philadelphia signed two-time All-Star forward Elton Brand earlier this summer, and added free-agent guards Royal Ivey and Kareem Rush last week. Forward Andre Iguodala remains a restricted free agent.


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